WHY I AM A MEMBER

“The bespoke information has been invaluable for my career and employment; I don’t feel alone anymore. I have the peace of mind knowing my income is protected with my BGA insurance.”

Jenny Hooch

BGA Member

BECOME A MEMBER

FROM ONLY £22.50

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YEAR

WELCOME TO THE bGA

 
Your membership is now live and you are a full BGA Member. We are delighted you now belong to your professional association and hope that you enjoy your membership.

You now have access to the member’s areas of our website and so please do jot down somewhere safe your sign in details.

So what do I get?

The Members Zone contains lots of information about working with horses, a guide to becoming a freelancer, how to tips and all of the previous of issues of British Grooms magazine are available for easy online reading.

If you do have any concerns regarding your own employment then it is the My Job section that you should visit. Here you can also download templates of letters for most scenarios you may encounter.

If you are a student then the Student Zone is for you, although you will certainly find the other members areas of interest if you are thinking of making a career out of grooming.


How do I place an advert?

There are two types of adverts you can place for free as a BGA member.

If you are a freelancer then you can place an advert in our highly viewed Freelance Groom Adverts. Your advert will stay live for as long as you are a BGA member.

Finding a job can sometimes be a challenge, so if you are looking for a new position you can advertise yourself as a BGA Job Seeker. Your advert will stay live for 1 month.

You can place these adverts by visiting My Adverts in your account area

 

Updating your contact details

It is really important to us that you keep your postal and email addresses always up to date, especially for receiving British Grooms magazine and e-newsletters. It is really easy to change them, simply click on My Account and here you can update everything!

 

Have you considered?

You have selected Bronze level of membership. We understand that sometimes it may seem easiest to select the cheapest option of insurance, but if you do rely on your income, then please be aware that the Bronze level does not include the Total Temporary Disablement cover (TTD).

If you have a change of mind and would like to upgrade your level of membership, please contact us

 

Get involved

Are you on social media? (who isn’t?) Do make sure you find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as we have many discussions with members and beyond. You might get to recognise some of our top members names after a while too.


We are here to help

If you meet any problems with using the website or your BGA membership please do contact us. The BGA team is unable to always man the phone or email, so please do leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Once again welcome to the BGA!

The BGA Team

 

 

What the personal accident policy covers you for:

  • Whilst at work
  • All stable duties – mucking out, grooming, washing off, turning out
  • Clipping
  • Riding – including hacking and jumping
  • Hunting
  • Lunging
  • Breaking in
  • Holding horse for a vet and other procedures
  • Travelling horses both in the UK and abroad
  • Competing in line with your job including: jumping, dressage, eventing
  • Injuries that may happen to you whilst you are teaching - but you must also be grooming as part of your duties and not be a sole instructor

What the personal accident policy doesn’t cover you for:

  • Riding in a race, point to point or team chase
  • Stunt Riding
  • Accidents occurring whilst travelling to and from work
  • Riding and competing your own horse (but you can upgrade when applying for membership to include this)
  • Public Liability – this is a separate insurance policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance
  • Care Custody and Control – this is a separate policy - the Freelance Groom Liability Insurance

If you require additional cover then please contact KBIS directly.

   GROOM  RIDER  EMPLOYER

When you are working for other people you do most of the following; muck out, turn out/catch in, tack up, groom horses, exercise Horses (including hacking, jumping and schooling), in the care of your employer/client.

 
YES

 
NO

 
NO

Predominantly ride horses for other people including schooling, exercising and competing.   
NO
 
YES

YES
 Provide grooming services for someone else either full time or on a freelance basis i.e. an employer or a client.   
YES

NO

NO
Employ staff – have an employers liability policy in your name NO NO YES
Buy and sell horses NO YES YES
 

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